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Lancaster County, barring out the teacher, schools, Sidney Elliot, Mary Dummett Nauman
A set of handwritten notes copied from Lancaster County Historical Society, Volume XXII, The Philadelphia Press and The Johnstown Tribune transcribed by Alfred L. Shoemaker, circa 1950. The notes include a "barring out the schoolmaster" story.
Lancaster County Historical Society
Vol. XXII (1918)
p. 24: Items in the Pennsylvania Gazette concerning Lancaster County
In the [illegible] of January 11, 1744, there is an item which shows that the local custom of ‘barring out the teacher’ was a very old custom thirty years ago. The article is as follows:
“From Lancaster county we hear that a country schoolmaster, who had been barred out by the scholars on the breaking up for the Holidays attempted to force his way into the school, one of the lads thrust a hanger through a crevice near the door, and wounded him so that he died in a few hours."
Aug 2, 1869 Sidney Elliot is the title of a novel by Miss D. Nauman, of this city [Lancaster], and which has just been issued in handsome form from the press of Claxton, Remsen + Haffelfinger, of Philadelphia…. Lancaster Examiner.
Aug 2. 1869 p. 5: The Pa. Germans [from Johnstown Tribune].
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Shoemaker, Alfred L., "Notes from Lancaster County Historical Society, Volume 22, 1918 and Other Sources" (1950). Alfred L. Shoemaker Folk Cultural Documents. 246.
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